Band To Watch

Band To Watch: Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band

Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band are a new Seattle quintet with a long name. We’ve been enjoying their self-released Weepy EP, so we thought we’d post something from it. “Dull Reason”‘s a an angular, noodling summertime pop jam with hills and valleys and multi-vocal harmonies. The seasoned-sounding collection was recorded by Scott Colburn (Animal Collective, Arcade Fire), who’s also recording their full length this fall. Fun fact: Their drummer, Marshall Verdoes, a 13 year-old kid, was adopted by the lead singer/guitarist Benjamin Verdoes and his wife Traci Eggleston-Verdoes, who handles various noisemakers (tambourine, toms, glockenspiel, etc.) in the band. Their first show in Seattle is tonight at Neumos. So, if you’re in the area, be a part of it and say hey to the family. But maybe take a listen first.

Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band – “Dull Reason” (MP3)

The band did a series of PSA’s because they’re good people (with good comic timing), who wanted to school you on things like “Homeostasis,” “Boring,” and “Technology.” You can watch them in that order over here. If you want to hear more music, take a listen at their MySpace.